Adult Enrichment Classes and Programs


Working on a novel or short story? Or do you just enjoy writing for pleasure? Do you need to jump start a stalled writing project? Join us for this fun and interactive scene writing workshop, taught by Columbia College Chicago Fiction instructor, Chris DeGuire. We will cover the basics of scene structure, get some writing done, and get supportive feedback. New and experienced writers welcome!

Min/Max:         3/20

Ages:                  18+

Location:          Admin Bldg

Day:                   FRIDAY

Instructor:        Chris DeGuire

Fees:                   R $45/NR$55 per session

Code                   Date                                    Time

3207-3-1-0        January 19                         6:00pm-8:00pm

3207-3-2-0       February 16                        6:00pm-8:00pm

3207-3-3-0       March 16                             6:00pm-8:00pm

3207-3-4-0       April 20                               6:00pm-8:00pm


Join Sandy Byrnes as she takes you step-by-step through the design process of making your very own burlap Valentine’s Day decoration.  All materials will be provided.

Min/Max:       5/15

Ages:                16 years and up

Location:         Building 4

Day:                 Thursday

Instructor:      Sandy Byrnes

Fees:                R: $20/NR: $25

Code                Date                                         Time

3104-3-0-0    February 1                               6:00pm-7:30pm


Learn the basics of using a sewing machine with Sandy Byrnes. She will guide you through the how to pick out thread and material and will go through the basic features of your machine. You will complete a simple sewing project using the sewing machine. Please bring your own sewing machine to class. Don’t have sewing machine? The Park District has three machines available on a first come-first served basis.

Min/Max:       5/15

Ages:               16+ years old

Location:        Administrative Building, 2nd Floor

Day:                Thursday

Instructor:     Sandy Byrnes

Fees:               R: $20/NR: $25

 Code               Dates                                                              Time

3114-3-0-0     January 18                                                    6:00pm – 8:00pm


Looking for a fun night out with your friends? We have the night out for you! Join us for an inspirational night of painting your very own wine glasses or door decors. We will provide the supplies for your masterpiece as you are guided step by step to create beautiful works of art.

Min/Max:       6/25

Ages:               15 & Up

Location:        Administrative Building, 3rd Floor

Day:                Friday

Instructor:     Marilyn Anderson

Fee:                 R: $30/NR: $35

Code               Date                                        Time

3203-3-2-0   March 16                                6:00pm-8:00pm


This seasonal themed paint night is sure to be a fun filled event with friends! Join us for an inspirational night painting your very own wood home decoration. All supplies will be provided for your masterpiece as you are guided step by step to create a beautiful new piece for your home or as a gift!

Min/Max:        6/25

Ages:               15 & Up

Location:        Administrative Building, 3rd Floor

Day:                 Saturday OR Sunday

Instructor:      Marilyn Anderson

Fee:                  R: $30/NR: $35

Code               Date                                                                Time

3103-3-1-0    February 3 (Valentine’s Door Décor)      6:00pm-8:00pm

3103-3-3-0    May 6 (Patriotic Door Décor)                  6:00pm-8:00pm


updated 12/20/2017